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Are You Happy (logistically speaking)?

Posted by Alex Stark on May 09, 2019

In logistics, we measure just about everything. If it moves, we measure how fast. If it sits, we measure how long. If it costs money, we measure how much.

But do we ever measure happy

Not often, if at all. And that’s too bad. Happy is an under-rated metric.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company

5 Ways to Get Max Benefit from Your Logistics Service Provider

Posted by Alex Stark on April 11, 2019

The bar has been raised on logistics performance.  Retail customers want perfect orders (expect a fine if they’re not perfect), and they want them faster and delivered within tighter and tighter time windows.

As a logistics manager, the spotlight is shining brighter on you and, by extension, your logistics service providers (3PLs).  You want and need your 3PLs to be great. But, ironically, achieving that result may have as much to do with how hard and how smart you work, as your 3PL. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company

Tackling the Logistics Industry Talent Gap from the Inside Out

Posted by Alex Stark on February 14, 2019

There’s a talent gap in logistics today and companies are dealing with it in different ways. 

For KANE, that’s meant placing more emphasis than ever on hiring logistics workers from within.  Recently, we caught up with KANE’s VP of Human Resources, Amy Wren, to discuss the subject.

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, KANE Company

KANE is Aggressively Expanding Space Within its Warehouse Network

Posted by Kane Is Able on October 04, 2018

KANE Is Able recently expanded its public warehousing network in three key markets to support customer growth and new business expansion. In total, KANE added 630,000 sq. ft. of additional space in Allentown, PA, Atlanta, GA and California’s Inland Empire.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company, Ecommerce Fulfillment

Reflections on CX Day

Posted by Alex Stark on October 02, 2018

Today, October 2, is CX Day.

Have you ever heard of it? 

It’s actually the 6th annual celebration of customers – the group without whom none of us would have jobs.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company

Meeting Retailers' On Time In Full Delivery Requirements

Posted by Alex Stark on August 10, 2018

Retail replenishment got a little trickier with the announcement, by Walmart, that the retailer is instituting stricter supplier requirements for On Time In Full (OTIF) inbound deliveries to its distribution centers. There is now a cost to non-compliance. Items that are late or missing during a one-month period will incur a fine of 3 percent of their value.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations

“Clean Team” Investigates Warehouse Sanitation Best Practices

Posted by Alex Stark on June 21, 2018

Recently, a crack team of logistics detectives (aka “business students”) from the University of Scranton arrived at KANE’s Scranton distribution campus. Their mission: audit and document best practices in warehouse/DC sanitation for their senior class project. Code name: Operation Clean Team. The results of the mission have been kept secret – until now. 

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company

8 Types of Logistics Waste Within an Organization

Posted by Larry Catanzaro on June 03, 2018

You may have read or possibly heard people talking about the 8 types of waste.  It's one of the core competencies of Lean Six Sigma programs and is a useful roadmap for all industries in finding savings opportunities, regardless if they practice Lean Six Sigma or not. 

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Topics: Warehouse Operations

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